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  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 165.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 599.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 181.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 24.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 136.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 1148.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Declaration of image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images::pre_render() should be compatible with views_handler_field::pre_render($values) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/image/contrib/image_attach/image_attach_views_handler_field_attached_images.inc on line 112.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area.inc on line 81.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_area_text::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_area_text.inc on line 121.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1118.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.
  • strict warning: Non-static method views_many_to_one_helper::option_definition() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/addison/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_many_to_one.inc on line 25.

Obituaries 10/5/09

Leona Betz

BURLINGTON — Leona Alice (Viscardo) “Lee” Betz, 71, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, in Burlington.

She was born in Goshen, N.Y., on July 12, 1938, to Pearl and Sabatino Viscardo. On April 27, 1957, she married her high school sweetheart, John E. Betz Jr. She was raised in Rockaway, N.J., and moved to Vermont in 1967.

Obituaries 10/1/09

Mary Anna Bolduc

BRISTOL — Mary Anna (Cousino) Bolduc, 82, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2009, at Fletcher Allen Healthcare in Burlington.

She was born May 14, 1927, in Middlebury, the daughter of Felix and Delia (Provoncha) Cousino.

She married Josaphat Bolduc on June 14, 1948, at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Bristol. She was a lifelong resident of Bristol and worked in the area at Van Raalte, Drake Smith, the Kountry Kupboard Restaurant and Bristol Elementary School. Her family says she enjoyed gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Obituaries 9/28/09

Pauline Needham

MIDDLEBURY — Pauline “Polly” Needham of Middlebury, 91 years old, died on Sept. 25, 2009, at Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in East Middlebury on May 8, 1918, to Paul and Christie (Peck) Morgan.

Polly graduated from Middlebury High School in 1934 and very proudly attended her 70th class reunion in 2004. In 1938, she married C. Reynolds “Rennie” Needham and with him moved to Weybridge Street, where she lived for over 60 years.

Obituaries 9/24/09

Earl Blackmer

RUTLAND — Earl Winslow Blackmer, 78, of Rutland, died Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, at Rutland Health & Rehabilitation Center.

He was born in Brandon on Aug. 15, 1931. He was the son of Neil and Chloie (Moore) Blackmer.

He received his education in local Brandon schools.

Obituaries 9/21/09

Susan Brande
CORNWALL — The memorial service “In Celebration of the Life of Susan Kennedy Brande,” 83, who died July 1, 2009, will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Middlebury.

The Rev. Brian O’Donnell, associate pastor, will be the celebrant.


Elizabeth Collins
MIDDLEBURY — Elizabeth R. Collins, 92, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at Porter Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

A full obituary will be published in Thursday’s paper.


Donovan Mayo

Obituaries 09/17/09

Alma Davis
FERRISBURGH — Alma Ellen “Bou” Davis, 84, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, surrounded by family and friends at the home of her daughter, Pam Miner.

She was born May 16, 1925, in Burlington, the daughter of Henry and Marjorie (Shortsleeve) Bissonette.

Her relatives say she loved being outdoors, doing puzzles and helping family and friends. She especially enjoyed seeing her great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Vernon Roy Davis, whom she married Oct. 26, 1943; her brother, Richard Bissonette; and her grandson, Alan Davis.

Obituaries 09/14/09

Rev. Charles Graham

MIDDLEBURY — The Rev. Charles N. Graham, 67, died unexpectedly Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, in Clarendon. He was born Sept. 3, 1942, in Bennington, the son of Harley and Jean Burt Graham.

He graduated from Bennington High in 1960 and attended Union College in Barbourville, Ky., where he earned a B.A. in 1964. After college he attended seminary in Ohio, and he received a Master of Divinity from the Methodist Theological School and was ordained a minister in 1967.

Obituaries 09/10/09

Robert J. Gainer


LANCASTER, N.H. — Robert J. Gainer, 71, of Lancaster, N.H., died Thursday morning, Sept. 3, 2009, at the Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H.

He was born in Lancaster on Nov. 19, 1937, the son of Linwood J. and Emily M. (Rich) Gainer.
In 1966 he married Virginia A. Sullivan of Shoreham.

Obituaries 09/07/09

Phyllis L. Bergedick

MIDDLEBURY — Phyllis L. Bergedick, 88, died Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, at Porter Hospital following a period of failing health.

Born Feb. 3, 1921, in Dayton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Ralph and Marie (Geis) Heffner. Phyllis had lived in Middlebury since 1966, moving here from Fayetteville, Ark.
Mrs. Bergedick was a secretary to the principal at Middlebury Union High School, retiring in 1981.

She was a proud volunteer for the American Red Cross and Porter Hospital and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.

Obituaries 09/03/09

Stewart Albert Rouse


TAMPA, Fla. — Stewart Albert Rouse, 90, died Aug. 28, 2009, at Hospice Home in Tampa, Fla.

He was born in Shoreham on Aug.19, 1919, the son of William and Sofia Rouse. He attended schools in Shoreham and Middlebury. After graduation he married Ruth Ellis and then enlisted in the armed forces. He served in the Philippines during World War II.

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Generally, obituaries follow this form:
TOWN - Name, age, of town, died on date, of cause of death. He/She was born on date in town, the son/daughter of father's name and mother's name, including maiden name in parentheses.

Then include a paragraph or two about where the person went to school and what they did for work; where they lived, who they married and when.

Add a sentence or two about what made the person special to family and friends, including hobbies, avocations or other telling details about their life.

He/She is survived by spouse's name; children named individually (and their spouses and towns of residence, if appropriate); siblings named individually; number of grandchildren, parents or other immediate family members.

He/She was predeceased by names of immediate family members.

A memorial service will be held (fill in details of date, time, and place, plus officiate if applicable) with interment at (place). Memorial contributions may be made to (name and complete address, if applicable).

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